IFPRI 2020__ Building resilience for the poor through sustainable land management

Addis Ababa, 16 May 2014. Astonishing results of a survey on the perception of vulnerability to climate change: In the Congo basin, an in-depth, gender-aggregated survey within a rural agrarian community with 95 percent forest cover showed that there were no negative emotions towards climate change -- explained Robert Nasi of the CRP Forests Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Addis Ababa, 16 May 2014. Resilience against shocks of all sorts: What are the shocks over time in a given rural area? – They are not the same year after year. Social (migration), economic (market failure) and biophysical (climate change) shocks impact in different ways in various combinations. Measurements are needed and flexible approaches said Mark Santos of Cornell University.

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Online, 13 May 2014. Traditionally rural development strategies target similar households in different communities. But consider how individuals within households differ everywhere: males and females of different ages, different skills, varying goals and responsibilities. Therefore the question arises whether the existing strategies would not be better targeted at developing households within specific communities? At an BMZ event Julio Berdegué spoke about the power of social interaction and how integrating various sectors works well in a new understanding of a sustainable rural livelihood.

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